1 trapped in 2 car Darke County accident


ROSSBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – The Darke County Sheriff’s Office says CareFlight airlifted one driver to Miami Valley Hospital after a crash Tuesday.

Two trucks collided at the intersection of North Star Fort Loramie Road and Rhynard Fink near Rossburg.

Sheriff’s deputies believe one failed to stop at a stop sign and barreled into the other oncoming vehicle.

The collision mangled one truck badly enough to trap the driver inside and first responders used an extrication tool to help him escape.

That driver was airlifted with unknown injuries. The other driver was able to walk away from the crash but was transported to the hospital.

Both vehicles were badly damaged.

Darke County Sheriff’s Deputy Doug Didier said, “They hit front corners as they passed into the intersection, which caused the Dodge Dakota to spin around. It did take out a stop sign. The eastbound vehicle did strike a tree as it entered off the side of the road.”

Investigators said the investigation revealed a 2001 Dodge Dakota, driven by Joseph Perry, 34, of Rossburg, Ohio, was traveling south on Rhynard Fink Rd. The 2001 Dodge Dakota pulled into the path of an eastbound 1990 GMC Sierra driven by Jimmy Green,75, of Union City, Indiana.

Officials Perry was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight where he is listed in serious condition.

Mr. Green was transported to Mercer Health by Saint Henry EMS where his condition is unknown at this time.

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